My Favorite Books

By AUDREY YAEL SMITH | Junior Reporter

One of my favorite authors, J.K. Rowling, said, “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

Reading a good book can ignite your imagination, make you laugh or cry, or teach you about history. I have loved reading since preschool.

Here are some of my favorite series:

“The Percy Jackson” series, written by Rick Riordan, tells the story of Percy Jackson, a teenage boy who finds out that he is a demigod and his father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. These books are full of humor and adventure and sparked my interest in Greek mythology.

In “The School for Good and Evil” series by Soman Chainani, two best friends, Sophie and Agatha, who live in the village of Gavaldon, are kidnapped by the school master and taken to the School for Good and Evil, where children are taught to be heroes or villains in their own fairy tales.

“The Mysterious Benedict Society” series by Trenton Lee Stewart is about four highly gifted, orphaned children who work together to solve puzzles and riddles while undercover on a secret mission.

“The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins takes place in the future in a nation called Panem. Once every year, a boy and a girl from each district are forced to compete in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in the wilderness.

In “The Secret Series” by Pseudonymous Bosch, three middle school kids, Cass, Max-Ernest and Yo-Yoji, all members of the secretive Terces Society, try to protect a secret.

“The Ranger’s Apprentice” series by John Flanagan takes place during the medieval times and is about a boy named Will who becomes a ranger and strives to keep the Kingdom of Araluen safe from invaders. 

“Harry Potter” is a series of seven fantasy books. Harry, an orphan, learns that he is a wizard and travels to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He has numerous adventures along with his friends, Ron and Hermione.

Reading books transports you to another world.  Bon voyage!